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Can't resize smaller the Settings Manager window


Description ToZ editbugs 2019-12-14 14:07:33 CET
When attempting to resize the Settings Manager window, you can resize height-wise in both directions. However, when resizing width-wise, you can only make the window grow, it will not shrink. You need to either use xfconf-query to affect the /last/window-width setting (while the manager is not running) or delete the xfce4-settings-manager.xml to reset to default.
Comment 1 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2019-12-14 14:18:15 CET
This looks like a duplicate of Bug 16028.
Comment 2 Frash 2020-01-14 12:21:50 CET
I wanted to file a new bug with this text:

When you open the settings manager you get the overview of all the setting items, like appearance, panel and desktop.
If I resize the window horizontally (make it larger) or maximize it, the items in the personal, hardware, system and others group are rearranged in the groups to fit in fewer lines.
Resizing the window back to a smaller state is not possible, I think because the rearrangement in the other direction doesn't work.

It is possible to resize the window when you enter a search term like 'xx', which is no fix but a workaround to get the original size back.

My setup:
xfce4-settings-manager 4.14.2 (Xfce 4.14)
Comment 3 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2020-01-14 13:52:49 CET
Could this exo commit be the culprit?
Comment 4 Christophe C 2020-04-12 08:35:33 CEST
I confirm the problem in Xubuntu 20.04 focal - xfce4-settings-manager 4.14.2

It is possible to enlarge the window, but not to shrink it. 

The solution is to edit the conf file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-settings-manager.xml, and to reduce the "value" in :

    <property name="window-width" type="int" value="1000"/>
Comment 5 Christophe C 2020-04-13 10:34:52 CEST
same problem with archlinux.
Comment 6 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2020-05-06 18:36:43 CEST
*** Bug 16028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2020-05-06 18:51:55 CEST
Created attachment 9840 
quick diff

The attached diff combines the fixes for bug 14737 and bug 13402 by making them conditional (only xfce4-settings-manager is assigning a value to item_width).
Comment 8 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-25 22:56:22 CEST
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Comment 9 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2020-05-28 12:40:24 CEST
*** Bug 16377 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Bug #16276

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Reported on: 2019-12-14
Last modified on: 2020-05-28
Duplicates (2):
  • 16028 settings manager window width cannot be reduced if the saved width is too large.
  • 16377 Unmaximizing the settings window has no effect


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quick diff (870 bytes, patch)
2020-05-06 18:51 CEST , Theo Linkspfeifer
no flags

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